Union officials backed by MPs in fight against fire cuts

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ROTHERHAM’S three MPs have backed fire union officials for speaking out about the risks of reduced overnight fire cover. The issue of Rotherham’s reduced fire cover was brought up at Wednesday’s full council meeting as UKIP called for a return … Continue reading

Fireman Sam’s New Car

A simple question, in times of severe  pressure on Fire Service budgets do you try to maintain the number of operational fire appliances or do you buy £36,000 Audi A6 executive cars for the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue senior command team?

A no brainer you would think, not if you are Cllr Alan Atkin and Cllr Alan Buckley both members of the SYFRS Authority.

Both of our RMBC Councillors will give the go ahead to purchase the executive cars ensuring the egos of the Chief Fire Officer, his Deputy and other senior officers are maintained while at the same time approving the closure of fire stations and making front line fire fighters redundant.

Let’s hope the cars come with a full BA team and fitted with a Simon Snorkel!

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/main-section/cut-in-bill-fails-to-calm-row-over-executive-cars-for-fire-chiefs-exclusive-1-4870196

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